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GOOD MORNING

The 9 at 9 Irish people for the EU, Bambie Thug’s political statement interrupted and news deserts in Dublin – it’s your morning roundup.

LAST UPDATE | 8 May

GOOD MORNING. Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

European attitudes

1. The majority of people in a new survey believe that Ireland should remain a member of the European Union, though only half of the sample polled think the EU is “moving in the right direction”.

Political statements

2. Irish Eurovision singer Bambie Thug says they were ordered by song contest organisers the European Broadcasting Union to change their stage make-up in advance of tonight’s show, in keeping with the competition’s rules against political statements. 

News deserts

3. The rapidly-growing suburbs of Dublin city are at risk of becoming ‘news deserts’, a new study of Ireland’s local media landscape has found. 

US and Israel

4. Washington paused a shipment of bombs last week after Israel failed to address US concerns over its Rafah plans.

Drimnagh shooting

5. Gardaí have appealed for information on the movements of an electric motorbike linked to a fatal shooting in Drimnagh after midnight on Monday.

Global warming

6. Global temperatures have reached record highs for the eleventh month in a row, the Irish Times reports.

Hate crimes

7. There has been a 12% increase in the number of hate crimes and hate-related incidents reported to gardai.

Scottish politics

8. John Swinney will be sworn in as the new First Minister of Scotland on Wednesday and is expected to appoint his Cabinet on the same day, the Press Association reports.

Baltimore bridge collapse

9. The body of the sixth and final victim who died after a container ship struck a bridge in the US city of Baltimore has been recovered, Maryland state authorities have said.

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